Hello! My name is Kate Borowski and I am thrilled to join the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Department in CCSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been passionate about helping and teaching others. After graduating from Penn State with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education, I moved to Las Vegas and taught first grade for 8 years. To me this experience was invaluable and has served me in every other job I have held since then. I learned the importance of teaching small steps at a time, gradually building on each previously learned lesson in order to instill confidence in all learners. When I transitioned into Special Education, I carried on these lessons into getting to understand and meet each child where he/she is at, and then developing individualized goals and lessons. I love working with and am honored to serve any and all students and their families. My heart is most excited about helping students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as well as supporting their families and school community team.
Outside of school, I am a dedicated yoga student and teacher, mom to two dogs, hiker, reader, and writer. I am a visual learner myself, so I love to incorporate art into my free time and in my teachings. I also love cooking, swimming, and spending time with my friends and family.
Please contact me with any questions at 702-799-0754. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
My name is Ericka Duesterhaus and I have been teaching in the Clark County School District for 24 years. I began teaching in 1997 as an itinerant teacher for deaf/hard of hearing. In 1999, I started teaching in an auditory/oral preschool classroom. Then in 2003, I got my Master’s Degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education. I have also taught Kindergarten-2nd grade and currently have returned to the position of itinerant teacher for the deaf/hard of hearing.
My name is Becky Robbins and I have been teaching in the Clark County School District for 15 years, however, I have been teaching overall for 22 years. I worked as an elementary resource teacher for 5 years in Texas teaching reading, writing, and math. I spent 2 years in Texas working as a liaison between school psychologists and special education teachers; coordinating various aspects of the IEP team needs. I also taught for 1 year in California teaching resource reading, writing, math, and social studies. In the Clark County School District I taught at Lied Middle School resource teacher for 4 years teaching reading and writing. I also taught at Leavitt Middle school for 11 years teaching reading, writing and math. I am excited to work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in this district.